By Joshua Gottlieb This past Tuesday, director Thomas Frieden announced that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) expects an alarming number of high school seniors to come down with Senioritis at Briarcliff High School. According to Frieden, “this could be worse than Ebola.” Senioritis, also known as Second Semester Senior Syndrome (SSSS), can be characterized by its debilitating symptoms. Symptoms of Senioritis include a depressed … Continue reading Center for Disease Control Expects Pandemic Level Proportions of Senioritis Next Semester
By Josh Gottlieb As we approach the New Year, one of the biggest stories here at Briarcliff High School is the administration’s decision to eliminate midterm week. Let me be clear – I am all for teachers testing students on the entire curriculum learned up to the half-way point of the year. This school needs to test its students at this time. However, midterms were … Continue reading Out With the Old, In With the Old
As the end of winter draws near, Briarcliff is currently wrapping up a very successful winter sports season. Many Briarcliff sports teams have made tremendous strides this year.
The 2013-2014 season has been one of transition for the boys’ varsity basketball team. After losing several senior leaders from the previous season, the varsity team has had a much younger squad. Despite their youth, the 2013-2014 season has been an incredibly successful one. The team has shown an impeccable ability to keep games close. Whether it be their heartbreaking 44-42 loss to Croton or their thrilling overtime win against Westlake, it is clear that this team is used to high pressure, late-game scenarios. This experience will prove vital as the team marches on towards the playoffs. The season came to a close with a loss to Irvington in the section quarter finals. Continue reading “Winter Sports Recap”